wisdom_treePeople often talk about others anointing as if it is something unobtainable. No person’s anointing is greater than another. What makes the anointed look anointed is knowing to apply the Word of God according to what I call the Wisdom Tree.

Start with the trunk of INFORMATION. The Bible is full information that you can aggregate into branches of KNOWLEDGE. Then you begin to grow your knowledge into limbs of UNDERSTANDING. Then the sum total of these, properly applied equals the fruit of WISDOM.

Your journey begins by first accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (Romans 10:13), then praying to God that the eyes of your understanding may be opened (Ephesians 1:18).

Then open your Bible and begin reading. Study to show yourself approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15). And don’t simply accept what a preacher says to you, prima facie; be like the Bereans (Acts 17:11) and search the Scriptures to see if the things you’ve heard are true!

Ask God to send you the Holy Spirit, that the fallow ground of your heart may be broken up so that the seed of the Word can be planted deep. Then apply the Living Water that is Jesus. Abide (that means, LIVE) in Him and allow His Word to Abide in you (John 15:4-7). Then you begin to see the stalk of your faith and your life in Christ grow.

But don’t give up here, because now the enemy comes to try and steal from you what God has planted. Allow the Holy Spirit to have His way in your life, and you will soon find that you are being pruned to grow strong and purged to eliminate the excess in your life (Matthew 13 – ALL) . At the end, you will see yourself bearing Kingdom fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).

When you start bearing Kingdom fruit, when you’re under pressure, you will release the Word of God just like the orange, when squeezed, produces orange juice.

But notice, the juice is only pleasant when the fruit is mature! You have to go through a maturing or perfecting process. Without the maturing process, the juice is often bitter and unprofitable. It’s not always pleasant but it always produces the desired result!

Praise God!

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